A little further along the quayside on the approach into the town by an old fort a group of three small bright yellow tinged birds put in an appearance,I initially thought they were Serin but upon closer inspection they turned out to be Canary.
The evening departure from Funchal and the remaining couple of hours seawatching proved equally productive with lots of Cory's and regular groups of Common Dolphins coming in to the ship to bow ride.
We headed then for Vigo in northern Spain,our last port of call on Wed 27th,a place that I had visited previously and knew of a nice wooded park area around an old fort on the hillside above the town and only a short but steep walk from the dock.
I spent a couple of hours with Teresa having a browse around the large modern shopping centre on the dockside and then headed up to the fort/park.
There were several Black Redstarts around and also some White Wagtails near a small stream and just as I was making my way back to the ship I spotted a Short-toed Treecreeper doing exactly what it says on the tin.